Initiatives, part II: States take up marriage, marijuana, euthanasia and guns
Social issues are coming forward in 2012 as important ballot initiatives across the country in states such as Massachusetts, Minnesota and Colorado.
The Big Bird fallout
“The one thing that President Obama can’t run on is his record and so Big Bird, I guess, is a fun thing to talk about.”
Congress, public opinion diverge on aid to Egypt
A new poll shows Americans want to reduce aid to Egypt; a bill to cut aid by Sen. Rand Paul was defeated in September.
Initiative roundup: States split on tax hikes
While California voters, facing a $16 billion budget shortfall, will vote on proposals to hike taxes to direct more money to schools, voters in New Hampshire and Michigan will be asked if they want restrictions on government’s ability to tax.
Republican youth volunteers hit the road in swing states
The RNC’s campaign efforts for this election cycle have vastly outpaced that for previous presidential elections.
Teddy would’ve thought his Nats race win was ‘just bully’
Just as the Boston Red Sox had the Curse of the Bambino, the Washington Nationals had Teddy Roosevelt’s 525-round losing streak in the mascot races–until today.
The Washington Nationals have corrected a great injustice.
Supreme Court still doubtful its role in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
Justices asked an attorney representing 12 Nigerian nationals to justify bringing the case in the U.S.
Supreme Court to take up affirmative action case
The first Monday in October marks the start of a Supreme Court term that could be quite controversial, with topics ranging from gay marriage to affirmative action.
National Museum of American History immortalizes an immigrant musician
“Not Lost in Translation”: Peruvian immigrant Clotilde Arias did much to forward U.S.-Latin American relations.
Rand Paul pushes airport security privatization bill
“We’ve got to do something about the TSA,” the senator tells a Capitol Hill audience.
Embassy protests may have been staged by Iranian government
Iran’s Supreme Leader calls the amateur anti-Islamic video a “desperate move” by “the enemies of the Islamic Awakening,” which is the government’s term for the Arab Spring popular uprisings.